Tag Archive for 'WWF'

Global Partnership for Oceans set up to coordinate effort to save seas

February 25th, 2012 by World Bank

A coalition of governments, international organisations, civil society groups and private interests are joining together under the banner of a Global Partnership for Oceans to confront widely documented problems of over-fishing, marine degradation, and habitat loss. In a keynote speech delivered on 24 February 2012 at The Economist’s World Oceans Summit in Singapore, World Bank […]

Six countries announce initiative to reduce some climate pollutants

February 17th, 2012 by WWF

The US, Canada, Mexico, Ghana, Sweden and Bangladesh have launched an initiative to cut emissions of some of the substances that cause climate change. These substances – black carbon or soot from traditional cooking fires and cooking stoves, methane, ozone and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – are known as short-lived forcers, because they do not stay in […]

WWF appeals to IEA to focus on a fully renewable energy future

November 9th, 2011 by WWF

The World Energy Outlook 2011, released today by International Energy Agency (IEA) has shown the ever-growing impact of fossil fuels on the environment and the impact of high and volatile fossil fuel prices on economies, but fails to follow through with a strong emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy as the global escape route […]

ICAO fails to support inclusion of international flights within EU Emissions Trading Scheme

November 5th, 2011 by WWF

WWF expressed disappointment on 2 November 2011 that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council has failed to support the inclusion of international flights within the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU ETS). The move follows over a decade of inaction by ICAO to make progress in addressing aviation emissions. Moreover, a European Court of […]

WWF welcomes UK’s Committee on Climate Change call to address greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping

November 4th, 2011 by WWF

WWF has welcomed a call by the UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) for action to address greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping. The CCC recommended that international shipping emissions should be included now in the UK’s target to reduce emissions in 2050 by 80% below 1990 levels, and set out options for including shipping […]

Renewable energy sources could meet from 60 to 90% of the UK’s electricity demand by 2030

October 28th, 2011 by WWF

The report “Positive Energy: how renewable electricity can transform the UK by 2030” by WWF has said that renewable sources of energy could meet between 60 to 90% of the UK’s electricity demand by 2030, and recommends that the UK government sets its target at no less than 60% for renewable energy generation to provide […]

Sustainable diets benefit farmers, consumers and the environment

October 10th, 2011 by WWF

The report, A Square Meal, by WWF and the Food Ethics Council (FEC) argues that Government has a clear role, and a mandate, to promote sustainable food consumption in the UK. A Square Meal, suggests that, despite the inherent complexities, it is possible to achieve the goals of promoting healthier diets, reducing the environmental impacts […]

UK Government provides weak response to recommendations on reducing aviation emissions

August 25th, 2011 by WWF

WWF expresses disappointment that the long-awaited UK Government response to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on their recommendations for reducing aviation emissions has shed little light on future aviation policy. Instead, their response focusses on what the UK Government might do rather than what they will do.

WWF study on escalating water problems for world’s megacities

August 23rd, 2011 by WWF

A WWF report has shown that the likelihood of water shortages in global megacities (defined by UN Habitat as cities with more than 10 million inhabitants) is set to escalate, with 70% of the world’s population projected to be living in urban areas by 2050.

WWF’s film on new species to star Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton

July 18th, 2011 by Richard Lord

British actors Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton will appear in a short film this summer, to highlight the work of leading conservation charity WWF and inspire an interest in the natural world. Written by writer-director Stephen Poliakoff and directed by BAFTA award winning Charles Sturridge, “Astonish Me” takes viewers on a journey showcasing some of […]